The Gravity of Grace
Life Around the Son in Mark's Gospel, May 7 - September 17
Finding meaning in life is tricky because what we find meaningful is what we find lovely. We are what we love. But the problem is that we are torn and confused by competing loves or even wrong loves. This is why we're anxious and uncertain about the meaning of life. In the Gospel of Mark, we feel our hearts being drawn by the weight of Jesus—his authority, grace, beauty. Yes, this is who we were made to love. And with Jesus at the center of our universe, we can find a true identity and a lasting purpose to life.
The Gospel of Mark offers us a captivating look at the life, work and mission of Jesus. In him, we find acceptance through his grace and life through his death. His weight is our hope. If our lives are not centered on the “things of God” (Mark 8:33), then we will only find disappointment and emptiness. “If life is a dance,” Tim Keller writes, “then you need more than anything else to be in it. . . . You are made to enter into a dance with the Trinity.”
Jesus's love for us ushers us into this dance and he asks us to look to him, to love God and neighbor, so that others can see his beauty and experience his weight.
So let’s live with the Son at the center. He’s already there, anyway.
THE GRAVITY OF GRACE: LIFE AROUND THE SON IN MARK'S GOSPEL sermon series begins Sunday, May 7. Join us at 10 a.m.
Gospel of Mark Guidebook (PDF)